Legal Counsel -Legal -Beijing - 20180920001

Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
25 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time


Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.

Job Summary / Job Purpose

Working as a legal counsel in the team, managing the legal security of the bank and providing legal support to the business development of the bank.


Main Responsibilities /Accountabilities /Tasks:
  • Assisting the Head of Legal and the China Legal Team in managing the legal risks and providing legal support in China, including but not limited to:
  • Preparing and reviewing of legal documentation concerning (i) all types of financing business; and (ii) global transaction and payment services matters (such as cash management, cash pooling and supply chain financing activities);
  • Providing legal advice and guidance for launching new products and BAU activities;
  • Developing, reviewing and updating template documents for business needs;
  • Providing regular training to business lines and the relevant support functions;
  • Working with the Head of Legal to develop and implement legal policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Advising colleagues working at foreign offices or other functions in relation to PRC law; and
  • Assisting colleagues from other offices on cross-border related transactions.
  • Assisting the Head of Legal in managing the following:
  • reporting exercises to Head Office; and
  • performing permanent supervision within the legal department.
  • Handling legal works relating to outsourcing, offshoring and material service or supply arrangements;
  • Handling legal works relating to human resources matters or employment law issues;
  • Handling legal works relating to banking secretary and data related matters; and
  • Working on any other projects or ad hoc works assigned by the Head of Legal.


Candidate Profile:

Academic Background(degree and major)

Law Degree from a reputable law school. Legally qualified (PRC law)

Working Experience /Technical Skills & Know how:

Legally qualified in the PRC with approximately 5 years' experience in major banks as legal counsel or in reputable law firms (corporate or banking teams).

Skills & Competencies:

Good communication and interpersonal skills, integrity, ability to work independently and strong team spirit.

Language Skills:

Fluent in English and Mandarin. Ability to draft legal documentation in both Chinese and English.

Computer Skill:

Microsoft applications.

Other Skills:

  • Creativity, team spirit and commitment
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently, while respecting reporting procedures